Tension Sensor TSH

6 tension ranges from 0 - 1000 cN up to 0 - 50.00 da N

Stationary electronic tension sensor for flexible material as wires, thin ropes and cables up to 8 mm
Large, hardened guide rollers for minimized material deflection with 29.5 mm groove

Tension meter is available with digital output for data processing with PC

Special Features

  • Guide rollers 29.5 mm groove , V-grooved or U-grooved, ball-bearing mounted
  • Tension sensor with integrated measuring amplifier
  • Various output signals
    - analog
    - digital (optional)
    - current (optional)
    - analog DMS (optional)
  • Easy calibration to customized material by operator
  • Tension sensor with mechanical overload protection
Note: Customized designs available. Please contact us!

Standard Features

  • Tension sensor with rugged aluminum housing
  • Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 is included
  • Optionally available: Inspection Certificate 3.1 according EN 10204 with calibration report

Available Models

ModelTension Range
Measuring Head Width*
Calibration Material**
TSH-10000 - 1000150PA: 0.30 mm
TSH-20000 - 2000150PA: 0.50 mm
TSH-50000 - 5000200PA: 0.80 mm
TSH-10K0 - 10 daN200PA: 1.00 mm
TSH-20K0 - 20 daN250PA: 1.50 mm
TSH-50K0 - 50 daN250Steel rope 1.50 mm

Other tension ranges and measuring head widths available on request.
Other measuring units available, such as g or kg
* Outer distance between outside guide rollers or outside dimensions of front plate
** Suitable for 95 % of applications PA = Polyamide Monofilament

Calibration to customized material:
If process material differs significantly from the SCHMIDT calibration material in diameter, rigidity or shape, special calibration using customer supplied samples is recommended. For this purpose a material sample of about 5 m should be supplied.

Guide Rollers

Line Speed
Roller Material
Standard4000Hardened steel
Code R14000hard crome-plated steel (radius R5)
Code B62000Hardened steel, width 6 mm
Code B102000Hardened steel, width 10 mm

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Spare Rollers

Guide Rollers

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overview for the guide rollers

Output Signal


Output signal 0 - 1 V DC

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Code A2

Output signal: 0 - 10 V DC

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Code A 3

Output signal: 4 - 20 mA

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Code A10

Output Signal: mV/V
for sensors without amplifier
incl. firmly connected cable with open ends, 3 m long

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Code 232

Output signal: - digital RS 232
                       - analog 0 - 1 V DC
Up to 100 readings can be transfered per second,
(internal sampling rate max. 4800 times/s)

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Accessories (optional)

Tension Inspect 3

Software for sensors with digital output Signal for displaying and saving readings on a PC (Win XP and higher; 32 Bit and 64 Bit).
Order number: SW-TI3

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Diode Plug with Bayonet Cap

suitable for sensors of TS series,
cable outlet 3.5 - 6 mm
order number: E10061

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Connecting Cable

With 2 diode plugs, for analog output and voltage signal.
For connecting the TS sensor to the display unit SCD-1.
Order number: EK0603,  Length 3 m
Order number: EK0605,  Length 5 m
Order number: EK0610,  Length 10 m

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Connecting Cable

With 1 diode plug and open ends, for analog output and current signal.
For connecting sensors of TS series to the display unit SC-PM.
Order number: EK0612, Length 3 m
Order number: EK0614, Length 5 m
Order number: EK0615, Length 10 m

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Connecting Cable

For sensors with RS 232 interface
Code 232
Order number: EK0640

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Extension Cable

for RS 232 connecting cable EK0640, length 2 m
Order number: EK0643

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Calibration Report (optional)

Calibration Report

Inspection Certificate 3.1 according DIN EN 10204
including a calibration report is optional available

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Ordering Example

To place an order Model with
Code for
output signal

(if not

Code for

(if not

Order No.

Please indicate the com-
plete order number.:

TSH-10K + A2 + R1 = TSH-10K-A2-R1

Delivery Includes

Tension sensor with transport packaging, operating instruction in german and english (as requested), Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 free of charge


Dimensions For PDF-file please
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Calibration:According to SCHMIDT factory procedure
Accuracy:1 % full scale and 1 digit
other calibration material:
3 % full scale or better
Overload protection:100 % of tension range
Measuring principle:Strain gauge bridge
Measuring roller deflection:Max. 0.5 mm
Natural frequency:Approx. 500 Hz, depending on tension range
Signal processing:Analog (option: digital)
Temperature drift:Less than 0.05 % full scale/C
Output Signal:Standard: 0 - 1 V DC (analog) impedance: ≥ 5 kΩ
Option: 0 - 10 V DC (analog), 4 - 20 mA (current) or mV/V (DMS)
digital RS 232
Damping (fg):Standard: 30 Hz (other values on request)
Temperature range:10 - 45 C
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Power supply:+15...24 V DC, max. 50 mA regulated
Code A10: max. +5 V DC, max. 20 mA regulated
Housing material:Aluminium
Dimensions:See dimensions above
Weight, net (gross):Up to model TSH-2000 approx. 420 g (approx. 530 g)
model TSH-5000 and TSH-10K approx. 450 g (approx. 600 g)
model TSH-20K and higher tension ranges approx. 490 g (approx. 650 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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